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I know Yazoo fans are beside themselves with anticipation over the upcoming reunion, which starts later this month in the UK. Their international tour will end here in the States with two gigs at New York’s Terminal 5 on July 16th and 17th.

After their initial split in 1983, Alison Moyet began a well-received career as a blue-eyed soul singer. It struck me today how much Moyet’s husky, jazz-inflected vocals remind me of the underrated 1980s soul singer Phyllis Hyman, who languished in obscurity (and eventually committed suicide in 1995) while Moyet flourished. Just for sh*ts and giggles, I would love to see how Moyet would interpret Hyman’s 1987 hit, “Living All Alone” – one of the greatest songs ever made about rejection and heartbreak. I think Ms. Moyet would do it justice.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.